Transportation Intermediaries Association
About The Industry
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the third party logistics industry, with topics
covered in this section including the types of services that 3PLs provide, the role of TIA members
in providing these services, the role of brokers as logistics
service providers and the advantages of using a broker from
a warehouse manager's standpoint, and how to start up a brokerage firm.
C. John Langley, Jr., Ph.D. / Capgemini Consulting
Third-Party Logistics Study
Annual study examines the current state of the third-party logistics market, with each study including
an in-depth look at special focus topics such as the 3PL decision-making
environment, 3PL roles in supply chain transformation, utilizing big data analytics, and 3PL involvement
in the end-of-life supply chain. Key findings are available online, with complete study available for
download with registration.
Information resources available from this organization include:
3PL Market in the US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the third-party logistics (3PL) market in the U.S.,
with information provided in the report including market size and revenue forecasts by type of service
provided (e.g., VAWD - value-added warehousing and distribution, ITM - international transportation
management, DTM - domestic transportation management, and DCC - dedicated contract carriage).
Global Freight Forwarding Market
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the freight forwarding market on a global basis,
with topics addressed in the study including market segmentation by delivery mode (e.g., ocean, air)
and type of service provided (e.g., packaging service, labeling
service, documentation and purchase order management, transportation and warehousing service, and additional
Global Airfreight Forwarding Market
Comprehensive research study analyzes the airfreight forwarding market from a global perspective,
with topics covered in the report including types of services
provided (e.g., packaging and labeling, documentation and PO management, charter services, and transportation
and warehousing) and end-users (e.g., manufacturing, fashion
and textiles, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and technology).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.